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This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In cases of severe, even deadly, allergic reactions to foods such as peanuts and fish, immune cells go into hyper drive. This can trigger anaphylactic shock, sending blood…

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New Technology Breaks Through Sign Language Barriers

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that…

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Grant Award Allows Research on a New Approach to Treat Rare Cancer

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Jetze Tepe, a Michigan State University chemist, is the recipient of a highly competitive 2019 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Grant from the International Myeloma Foundation, or IMF. The $80,000 grant…

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Eating Disorder Tool May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Sports

Samantha Kennedy was once an athlete who saw friends battling eating disorders. Today, she’s a Michigan State University psychiatrist who, with the help of a $15,000 research award,…

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Studying Pregnancy and its Long-term Impact on Women and their Children

Friday, February 1, 2019
Rita Strakovsky

Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, is studying the relationship between the mother and the developing fetus. With advice…

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Exploring the Possibilities of Stem Cell Treatments in Humans and Animals

Friday, February 1, 2019
Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Animal Science, believes stem cells may hold the answer to some of medicine’s biggest questions. Stem cells are…

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Enhancing Patient Care Through Technology

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dawn Opel, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and User Experience in MSU’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, is working to find new ways for clinical and community…

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Zombie Cells could be Key to Alzheimer’s Susceptibility

Friday, January 25, 2019
Marcia Gordan, Colle

The National Institute on Aging has awarded a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine professor a nearly $3 million grant to study how aging increases the risk…

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Cleft Palate Gene Mutations now Linked to Spina Bifida

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Michigan State University and Children’s National Health System researchers are the first to link mutations in a gene known as “interferon regulatory factor 6,” or IRF6, which cause…

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Schizophrenia Patients More Willing to Manage Symptoms Using Smartphones

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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A Michigan State University College of Human Medicine psychiatrist has found that most patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder are willing to use a smartphone application to help manage…

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